Coast Guard Rescues 3 Boaters Stuck In Petaluma River Mud

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A Coast Guard helicopter. (AP)

PETALUMA (CBS SF) — The Coast Guard rescued a three boaters when they got stuck in the mud in Petaluma River Friday afternoon.

The 19-foot boat became grounded in mud and the boat’s owner jumped out to attempt to free it, Coast Guard officials said.

The man became stuck in the mud while trying to free his boat and his son jumped out of the boat to free his father but was unsuccessful. The boat owner’s daughter stayed aboard the vessel and called 911 for help, according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot response boat as well as a helicopter to assist the family. They were taken Black Pointe Boat Launch and declined medical assistance, Coast Guard officials said.

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